Improvements, repairs ahead for I-40 in New Hanover, Pender counties

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I-40 (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor can begin improvements on Interstate 40 in New Hanover and Pender counties this fall.

The department recently awarded a $7.2 million contract to JSmith Civil, LLC of Pikeville, which will improve about 1.3 miles of I-40, between mile markers 413 and 415. The construction will include clearing, repairing, and rock plating of slopes. These slopes were damaged during Hurricane Florence.

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The contractor can begin work after Oct. 26 and is expected to finish most of the work by late fall 2021.